INDIANAPOLIS — Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series officials announced at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show that America’s first “Factory Backed and Factory Built” super late model series will sanction the sixth annual Buddy Rogers Memorial 44 at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tenn., on Aug. 31.
The Buddy Rogers Memorial for the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series honors the memory of the East Tennessee Hall of Fame driver. The race distance of 44 laps and the winner’s share of $4,400 recognizes Rogers’ car number.
“We’re proud to be a part of this annual event at Tazewell Speedway that honors the memory of Buddy Rogers, one of the great dirt late model drivers from East Tennessee,” Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series Founder and CEO Mike Vaughn said. “We’re delighted that the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series will be returning to Tazewell Speedway, as our race there last year was one of the most competitive of the season.”
“The brand of racing the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series brings to Tazewell Speedway has been popular with the race fans,” Vaughn said. “They all bought a ticket for a seat, but they only needed the edge.”
The dirt late models in the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series are powered by the production-based all-aluminum LS3 Engine that comes in the Chevrolet Corvette, the Chevrolet Camaro, and the Chevrolet SS that are sold at Chevrolet dealerships worldwide.